We have featured Spicy Vegan Nachos on our menu from day one.  They have continued to be a favorite and an great option for those curious about vegan food.  We shared the recipe on our WBIR cooking segment but wanted to add the recipe here as well.  We love sharing recipes and tips.  The cheese sauce is of course diary-free, vegan and nut-free.  Many vegan cheese options include soaked cashews or other nuts.  With the increase of nut allergies and the amount of oil and fat in nuts we have selected chickpeas as our preferred alternative.  It's easy to customize the level of heat / spiciness of the cheese by adjusting the spices.  Enjoy!

Spicy Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce


1 can of Chickpeas + water

1/2 cup Nutritional Yeast

1/4 cup diced Roasted Red Bell Pepper

1/8 cup diced Green Chilies

2 Tbsp Tahini

1 Tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

2 Tsp Yellow Mustard

1 Tsp Onion Powder

1 Tsp Garlic Powder

1/4 Tsp Chili Powder

1/4 Tsp ground Tumeric

Salt & Pepper, to taste



Measure and blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender or food processor till smooth.